18 Inspirational Quotes by John Muir


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John Muir

John Muir (1838 - 1913), Scottish-born American naturalist, writer, and advocate of U.S. forest conservation; also known as 'John of the Mountains' and 'Father of the National Parks'.

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The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir  


By tapping into our power of imagination, we create infinite possibilities

John Muir  


I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.

John Muir  


We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.

John Muir  


I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.

John Muir  


Going to the mountains is going home.

John Muir  


Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

John Muir  


The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir  


Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.

John Muir  


I never saw a discontented tree.

John Muir  


The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir  


And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.

John Muir  


Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.

John Muir  


Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.

John Muir  


Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity

John Muir  


Who wouldn't be a mountaineer! Up here all the world's prizes seem nothing.

John Muir  


Most people are on the world, not in it.

John Muir  


In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir  



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